Definition of high and mighty in English:

high and mighty


  • Thinking or acting as though one is more important than others.

    • ‘Even though his Mum was too high and mighty to keep visiting me he used to come by whenever he were near the place and I'm pretty fond of the lad.’
    • ‘It's a little too easy to come on all high and mighty about insolvency when you've never been there yourself.’
    • ‘I tried to act like everyone else in Warrington, high and mighty and convinced of my own superiority, but I couldn't pull it off.’
    • ‘You think you're so high and mighty, don't you?’
    • ‘There have been a lot of great champions but he is just classy - he is never high and mighty in the locker room or anything like that.’
    • ‘We'd have exactly the same problems here so I'm not going to get all high and mighty.’
    • ‘Who did she think she was, coming all high and mighty with me?’
    • ‘You might think you're so high and mighty now because you married the master, but I know your beginnings.’
    • ‘I'm so tired of her giving us those looks that make us feel inferior, and I'm tired of her acting all high and mighty.’
    • ‘You might act all high and mighty, but I know your secret - your mother told me everything.’
    self-important, condescending, patronizing, disdainful, supercilious, superior, snobbish, snobby, haughty, arrogant, proud, conceited, above oneself, egotistic, egotistical, imperious, overweening, overbearing
    stuck-up, snooty, snotty, hoity-toity, la-di-da, uppity, uppish, too big for one's boots
    posh, toffee-nosed
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high and mighty

/ˈhī ən ˈmīdē/